How does the Bible prove that Jesus Christ, the Son of God is God?
This is a central teaching of the Bible and there is a very high number of arguments. I will limit to a few of them and mostly, I will stop at the first 18 verses of the Gospel of John.In these verses, Jesus Christ is called the “Word” and is presented in this way.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)(NASB)
This verse shows that Jesus is God and is one with God.Also, this verse indicates another quality that only God has and this is …
The second verse of this chapter repeats and emphasizes the truth from the first verse when it says:
He was in the beginning with God. (John 1:2)(NASB)
The Biblical text says that the Word “was in the beginning” and that it didn’t appear later or in the process.The first book of the Bible begins with the words “in the beginning” and it says:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)(NASB)
At the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, Jesus Christ was, because He is eternal, as God is eternal.
The following divine quality of the Lord Jesus presented in the Gospel of John is …
All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. (John 1:3)(NASB)
God the Father created the world through His Son Jesus Christ.Through Him all things were made and there is no exception.
The Author and source of life
The Gospel of John writes further:
<sup class=”xref” value=”‘(F)’>In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (John 1:4-5)(NASB)
There was a time when some so-called scientists tried to convince the mankind that the origin of life was in proteins and that the day when people would be able to obtain proteins artificially, they would be able to create living souls.Well, they have succeeded to obtain artificial proteins, but it is different with life, because life is Jesus Christ alone and He alone gives life.
The Son of God in human flesh
The same chapter one of the Gospel of John it is written:
And the Word (Jesus Christ) became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)(NASB)
And if anyone tries to argue that the word “Word” in these first 18 verses of the Gospel of John does not refer to Jesus, let him take note at the conclusion at the end of this biblical paragraph that says:
John testified about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’” For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him. (John 1:15-18)(NASB)
Other biblical texts where Jesus is called God
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. (Titus 2:11-14)(NASB)
And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ This is the true God and eternal life. (1 John 5:20)(NASB)
God bless us with complete faith in the divinity of Jesus Christ for the salvation of our souls.
Translated by Felicia Rotaru